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blah blah blah & a treadmill

January 12, 2012

I have been feeling very blah this week when it comes to my workouts. Ever since my killer Sunday workout my motivation has been severely lacking.

Yesterday I had to literally make myself do 30 minutes of cardio.

I stepped onto the treadmill with every cell in my body just wanting to go lay on the couch and watch the Today show drinking coffee.


But my ass isn’t getting any smaller (said the mirror I am thinking about breaking) so the treadmill won.

Sorry Matt and Ann…maybe we can be morning buddies another day.

Here’s the deets:

minutes                          speed                            incline

0-2                                        4.0                                   3.0

2-4                                         5.0                                   3.0

4-6                                         4.0                                   5.0

6-8                                         5.5                                   5.0

8-10                                       4.5                                   5.0

10-12                                     6.0                                   6.0

12-14                                     5.0                                   5.0

14-16                                     4.0                                   6.0

16-18                                     5.5                                    5.0

18-20                                    7.0                                    5.0

20-24                                   4.0                                    8.0

24-25                                    4.0                                    6.0

And I was finished. I briefly contemplated doing something else. Anything else. But no dice. Coffee was calling my name. That was all I had to give.

I did managed to come home from work and walk another 30 minutes on the treadmill (speed 4.0/incline 4.0) while watching reruns of Brothers & Sisters. Kevin and Scotty got married. It was lovely.

Do you have a blah go-to workout that you do when motivation is a problem?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2012 7:31 am

    Lately I haven’t been feeling the workouts either–what helps me get out of a rut is to take a day or two off from the gym and try to do something active like going for a walk, walking around the mall briskly with a friend, workout dvd, etc. Otherwise taking a class helps motivate me too since it’s new and there are other people around me to encourage me to stay in the healthy living routine.

  2. January 12, 2012 7:34 am

    treadmills are BLAH! But come in handy during the winter…


  3. January 12, 2012 8:42 am

    Way to find your inner motivation! Treadmills are the worst but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet… here’s to daylight savings and being able to run outside again!

  4. January 12, 2012 8:58 am

    I feel this way MOST days!! But really only when it comes to treadmill running! (which coincidentally is on the plan in about 30 minutes!).
    Where’s that cool new workout pill???? I need one.

  5. January 12, 2012 11:36 am

    I wish we had a treadmill in front of the TV…I would walk all the time in the winter! I miss those evening summertime walks so much!

    I think walking is my go-to “I don’t want to exercise” type of exercise. 🙂

  6. January 12, 2012 2:54 pm

    I always go with the arc trainer when I feel blah. I know I’ll get a decent workout and I can zone out and read a magazine or watch netflix.

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